Upcoming Events

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This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Teen Tech Playground and Open Lab

April 9, 2020
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational
Event Description:
Explore the different options in our Open Lab! Cricut Air Explore 2, 3D printing, sewing machines, Ozobots, Osmos, button maker and more. Bring your own projects for development, prototyping, and production, or start somethin...
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Community Wildlife Open House

April 9, 2020
4:00pm - 7:30pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Age Group: Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Clubs, Discussion Groups, Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Health & Human Services, Lectures, Outreach, Special Events
Event Description:
Come to our front gallery for an exciting educational expo featuring all of our community partners from Shellebration, including Peace River Wildlife Center, North Port Friends of Wildlife, Parks and Recreation, and many more! ...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Gopher Tortoise Talk 2: The Suburban Tortoise

April 9, 2020
4:30pm - 5:00pm
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening
Event Description:
An FWC authorized Gopher Tortoise Agent discusses development and protecting our neighborhood natural resources. ...
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Live Music - Peg and Emery

April 9, 2020
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Age Group: Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Live Music, Performances, Special Events
Event Description:
Settle into the afternoon with easy listening and original songs from Peg and Emery on keyboard, guitar, and harmonica! ...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Gopher Tortoise Talk 3: Habitat Management and Restoration

April 9, 2020
5:00pm - 5:30pm
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening
Event Description:
Join us for an introduction on land management techniques used for maintaining and restoring gopher tortoise habitat within natural areas.  Learning will focus on preferred tortoise habitats and how land managers align restoration efforts wit...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Gopher Tortoise Talk 4: Tracking the Tortoises

April 9, 2020
5:30pm - 6:00pm
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening
Event Description:
Find out how YOU can aid the gopher tortoise conservation effort by mapping burrows in the community all through the City's new digital GIS app! ...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

D.I.Y. (Do-It-Yourself) Time: Backyard Wild Ikebana

April 9, 2020
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Event Description:
Decoupage bottles with origami paper and make a botanical arrangement with locally found plants. These drop-in programs usually take about 30-60 minutes to complete and are recommended for ages 6 to 106; under 8 may require assistance from an adul...

Disclaimer(s)

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

VPL Thursday Evening Films

April 9, 2020
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Event Description:
Enjoy a wide range of movies from the classics to the recently released. Short intro precedes film. ...
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Turtle Time Party

April 9, 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Games, Special Events
Event Description:
Get your party shells on and join us for a final celebration of the gopher tortoise in the Children's Department featuring games, crafts, and refreshments! ...

Disclaimer(s)

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Live Music - Southwind Bluegrass Band

April 9, 2020
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Live Music, Performances, Special Events
Event Description:
Celebrate the finale of our Gopher Tortoise Shellebration with the authentic sounds of the Old South from the Southwind Bluegrass Band! ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Internet 101

April 10, 2020
10:00am - 11:30am
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Technology Instruction
Event Description:
New to the Internet?  Leave this class learning how to access the Information Highway and conducting a basic Internet search.  Learn also what the meanings of those mysterious computer-related acronyms mean such as http, html, url, isp and ...

Disclaimer(s)

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

French Club

April 10, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Event Description:
Weekly meeting of the Venice French Club.  ...
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Storytime

April 10, 2020
10:15am - 11:15am
Cancelled
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
Preschoolers, ages 2 ½ - 5 and their parent, guardian or caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and crafts. There is a different theme every week. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Socrates Café

April 10, 2020
10:30am - 12:00pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Event Description:
Join us for a friendly philosophic conversation each month. Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of the...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Open Lab in the Creation Station

April 10, 2020
10:30am - 1:30pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Self-guided time in the Creation Station. use our Adobe/ Mac software, sewing machines, craft supplies and more for your own personal projects.  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

AARP Free Tax Help

April 10, 2020
10:30am - 2:30pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Tax Help
Event Description:
AARP is providing free tax help. It is requested that taxpayers bring photo ID, their Social Security card (or SSA 1099), and documentation to support their income and deductions. Visit the Shannon Staub Reference Desk to make appointments. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

AARP Tax Aide

April 10, 2020
10:30am - 2:30pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Tax Help
Event Description:
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Basic Conversational Spanish Class for Beginners

April 10, 2020
11:30am - 1:00pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Spanish/En Español
Event Description:
Hola! Come and learn basic conversational Spanish with instructor Dan Duffy. This class is for persons who know little or no Spanish. Mr. Duffy is a winter resident of Englewood and a career educator. Senor Duffy will be teaching from the book "...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Ask Jack

April 10, 2020
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Spanish Reading Group

April 10, 2020
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Spanish/En Español
Event Description:
This is a class for those who have had the beginner’s class, as well as any others who can read/speak basic Spanish. Reading is at the beginning Intermediate level, and consists of Spanish stories, translating them, and working on pronunciation and g...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Video Games and More!

April 10, 2020
3:00pm - 4:45pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Drop in and play games on PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and Wii.  Recommended for ages 11-18.  Explore other surprise tech toys and games. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Genealogical Society of Sarasota Program & Meeting.

April 11, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational, Genealogy, Lectures
Event Description:
This month: Thomas MacEntee: 10 Ways to Jump-Start Your Genealogy. Thomas MacEntee is a genealogy professional, who is also a blogger, educator, author, and social media connector.  After a 25 year career in the information technology field...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Teens Who Code

April 11, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Clubs, Creation Station, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Teens Who Code is a variation of Girls Who Code using the same curriculum. Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks likes and does. In this series of classes, we will b...

Disclaimer(s)

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

AARP Income Tax Assistance

April 11, 2020
10:00am - 2:30pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Tax Help
Event Description:
Volunteers from the AARP Tax Aide Program will be available for free individual tax preparation and e-filing. Any age/income level welcome. Please bring a photo ID (required), and any other documents that apply. ...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

D.I.Y. (Do-It-Yourself) Time: Vision Boards

April 11, 2020
10:15am - 12:00pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Event Description:
Design a poster intended to remind you of your goals and manifest your greatest dreams. These drop-in programs usually take about 30-60 minutes to complete and are recommended for ages 6 to 106; under 8 may require assistance from an adult. Su...

Disclaimer(s)

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.

Spanish Storytime

April 11, 2020
10:30am - 11:30am
Cancelled
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Spanish/En Español, Storytimes
Event Description:
For ages 3-11.  Bilingual stories, songs, and activities.  Learn new words and practice language skills.  Presented by library volunteer, Lourdes Fuller.  Everyone welcome! ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Conversation Cafe

April 11, 2020
10:30am - 12:00pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Event Description:
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota. ...